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Yale University Mulls Bioinformatics Curriculum

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec 8 - Yale University is considering putting together a formal bioinformatics curriculum, a computer science professor at the university said on Friday.

“The resources are all there. It’s just a question of pulling them all together,” the professor said.

Currently, several departments within the university are cooperating to meet the needs of students interested in bioinformatics.

“They take a biology class, a computer science class, a statistics class, but they’re uncorrelated so far,” he said.

“There is certainly much use of bioinformitcs at Yale,” he added, referring to the university’s extensive work in clinical and medical research.

The curriculum may be in place as early as next year.  
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